|Subject: Re: What to do if you lose your ID|
Thank you for this link. One problem I've seen before, but not in this article, is that if you lose a credit card while traveling, you may be able to stop the card but it's difficult to get a replacement sent anywhere but your home address. I've signed up with a credit card protection service, which says it can send an emergency supply of cash anywhere; I hope I don't have to test it.
This could be seen as an argument for having travelers' cheques, but the one time I had some of my cheques stolen (in Italy in 1988, before I could count on ATMs), the bank that supposedly was authorized to replace them said they hadn't received any authorization for the two weeks that I checked. Luckily I had enough other cheques to keep me going and got reimbursed once I was home.